How to File a Paid Family Leave Claim

File a Paid Family Leave (PFL) Claim Online

The Employment Development Department (EDD) automated some key State Disability Insurance (SDI) services to better serve our customers. SDI Online provides customers with electronic and automated options that are simple to use and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SDI Online is convenient and secure. The new system reduces claim processing time, provides immediate electronic confirmation of forms submitted, decreases costs in paper and postage, and includes security safeguards to detect and manage fraud and abuse.

For more information, visit the SDI Online page.

File a Paid Family Leave (PFL) Claim by Mail

To file a PFL claim by mail, you must complete and submit a Claim for Paid Family Leave Benefits form, DE 2501F. To order a claim form online, visit Online Forms and Publications or call 1-877-238-4373 or 1-866-658-8846 (En Español).

For additional information on how to complete and file a PFL claim form, visit Important PFL Program Information.

See an example of a properly completed Claim for PFL Benefits, DE 2501F.

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